STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-06-23T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Apple details government requests for data

Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May. The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how many requests it received related to national security and how it handled them.

World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans

Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question - and the fear - Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Want more time off? Some employers let you buy it

Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their employees to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in managing their time off.

Pump Break

Motorists are expected to finally catch a break this summer with modestly cheaper fuel costs, though prices will still vary greatly from one region to another. Vacationers should continue to see some welcome relief at the pump between now and Labor Day as gasoline prices are expected to be more affordable – albeit nominally – than they’ve been in the last three summers.

Genetically modified products a benefit, farmers say

For Eagle Creek Township grain farmer Bob Little and others like him, genetically modified seeds for corn and other foods represent earth-friendly progress that enhances life on the planet.

Investor proposals landing at Gary airport

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is so far imposing an information blackout on responses to its recent effort to line up investors willing to put at least $100 million into the airport and its surroundings.

Program focuses on creating a talent pool for NWI employers

HOBART | Math and science are critical courses that students must take to be successful in college or a career, but the soft skills like communication and teamwork are just as important to employers.

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